Success Stories

Each year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast’s programs.  As a result, companies are successful at generating new export sales, establishing new distributorships, expanding their production facilities, and hiring additional employees.  Read these success stories to learn more.

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Sweet Street Desserts Expands Exports In Europe

by Food Export | Aug 29, 2019
Sweet Street Desserts, located in Reading, Pennsylvania, in the 16th Congressional District, has participated in Food Export – Northeast’s Branded Program for many years to grow and expand their exports. In 2018, the company reported export sales to France and Belgium totaling over half a million US dollars.

Sweet Street Desserts is a manufacturer and processor for a number of bakery products and gourmet desserts such as Pastries & Tarts, Cookies, and Cakes. Started by Sandy Solmon in 1979 in a two-bay garage, Sweet Street today, is a leading innovator in the dessert industry. Sweet Street Desserts is still owned and operated by Sandy who leads a team of like-minded, passionate researchers and recipe developers who now bake for restaurants in over 60 countries, on every continent.

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Food Export uses funding from the Market Access Program (MAP) to help America’s small businesses increase their exports of food and agricultural products. As these exports increase, these small businesses are creating jobs and improving the strength and stability of our agricultural economy. Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast are non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with their member state departments of agriculture and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. They offer a wide range of programs and services that help boost America’s agricultural exports.  

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